CLOTHES NEED A MAKEOVER?
HAVE MONOCHROME DREAMS?
SUAY’S GOT YOU!
No need to DIY-dye, we’ve got you covered in new hues each month as part of our community dye bath. Better known as overdying, our communal dip allows you to cover your stained clothes, refresh faded hues, or give your garments a total color makeover.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each month Suay Sew Shop will offer 3 custom dips to overdye your clothes. Colors will change and rotate (have a request, just let us know!). Price is determined by weight ($16 cost per pound, $16 minimum per customer, and bulky item discount of $12 per pound).
To participate in the featured dye bath colors for each month, be sure to drop off items by the 20th of that month. Items will then be sorted, dyed, dried, and ready for pick up (or return by mail) after the 1st day of the following month.
Need to mail in your items? Please fill out this form. Once you submit your form, we will create an invoice and shipping label for you to send in your items (Please do not send in any items without first completing this form and hearing back from our team!).
Specify the color you want each garment on the garment (you can send a detailed list, or safety pin directly to the garment).
Pick up your overdyed garments anytime on or after the first day of the following month. If you mailed in your items, they will be shipped out on the first day of the following month.
*Items that cannot go in the dye bath: leather, fur, spandex (lycra), nylon, sheer (gauzy) fabrics, lace, wool (cashmere), and upholstery fabrics. Please note that materials containing polyester do not take dye well and are not recommended.
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We’ve got you.
OCTOBER CUSTOM DYE BATH DIPS:
WHY DYE WITH SUAY?
We’ve been taught to discard stains, rips, holes, and “off-trend” items instead of repairing, reinforcing, redesigning, and repurposing them. That’s just wrong.
Suay Sew Shop is working outside of a system that is working against us by giving access to the community to put the power of repair in our own hands. Repair extends the life of our garments, keeps unnecessary waste out of landfills, and allows us to continue to wear and cherish what we love. Overdying is an excellent way to “repair” the sight of stains, replenish a faded color, and reinvigorate a tired look.
We are working to bring the cleanup economy to the community, and our work starts with protecting garment workers and giving reuse access to the people. Thank you for joining and supporting us on our textile journey.